Health for children and mothers in Patepluma: maternal and child health care in rural villages of Santa Bárbara, Honduras
The Fundación Comparte, together with the local Hibueras Cultural Centre of Santa Bárbara, in Honduras, are launching a project to guarantee access to health care, especially maternal and child care, to improve the quality of life for people in the villages of San Manuel, San Isidro del Pacayal and Arada, in Santa Bárbara, Honduras.
It is necessary to increase the number of health centres in rural areas, such as San Manuel, invest in the implementation of a clinical laboratory to improve the diagnosis of patients, and establish a network of pharmaceutical assistance to ensure the availability of appropriate treatments and reduced prices.
There will also be training activities for medical personnel and local health workers to promote steps towards preventive health and healthy eating, as well as a health awareness campaign for the entire population.
The indirect beneficiaries are 1,750 families and the rural population, who will receive enhanced medical and health services thanks to improved access to health services for mothers and children.